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Workplace Essential Skills

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Make a great impression at your next job interview with this lesson from KET's Workplace Essential Skills series. This self-paced lesson includes videos from a professional career counselor, interactive practice opportunities to get you thinking about your strategy, and more activities you can try at home on your own.

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Alabama Public Television is part of American Graduate: Getting to Work, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

 


Looking for a job? Hear directly from employers as they discuss the traits they seek in prospective employees. Workplace Essential Skills teaches skills and attitudes necessary to get a job and succeed on the job. View Videos below.

Video Segments for Workplace Essential Skills

0. Orientation: Making it Work

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: This program is about the series Workplace Essential Skills and the PBS LiteracyLink® project — what they are, how the pieces (25-part television series, workbooks, and on-line lessons) work together, and how they can be used effectively to help learners find a job, or find a better job, and succeed in the workplace.

1. Planning to Work

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Finding a career, getting a better job, making a change.

2. Matching Skills and Jobs

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Matching skills with employers’ needs.

3. Applying For Jobs

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Effective job applications and initial meetings.

4. Resumes, Tests & Choices

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Managing your job search.

5. Interviewing

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Interviewing — what to expect and how to prepare.

6. Ready For Work

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: How to be ready for work.

7. Workplace Safety

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Safety issues in the workplace.

8. Learning At Work

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Coping with some of the pressures of a new job.

9. The Language of Work

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: An overview of communication basics.

10. Communicating with Co-Workers and Supervisors

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Successful communication and conflict resolution.

11. Working Together

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Teamwork at the workplace.

12. Communicating with Customers

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Customer service and customer satisfaction.

13. A Process for Writing

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: The purposes and processes of workplace writing.

14. Supplying Information: Directions Forms and Charts

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Labels, lists, directions, forms and charts.

15. Writing Memos and Letters

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Writing effective memos, letters, and reports.

16. Reading for a Purpose

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: How people use what they read to do their jobs.

17. Finding What You Need: Forms and Charts

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Forms and charts as tools to organize information.

18. Following Directions

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Directions, instruc- tions, and diagrams in the workplace.

19. Reading Reports and Manuals

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Keeping up with information and using reference materials.

20. Number Sense

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Number sense, problem solving, decision making, and communication.

21. Solving Problems

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Using math skills to solve problems.

22. Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: Using decimals, fractions and percents on the job.

23. Measurements and Formulas

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: How people solve problems involving sizes and amounts.

24. Trends and Predictions: Graphs and Data

Length: 26 Mins, 46 Secs

Learning Focus: How data is collected, displayed, and used to make decisions.

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